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Chris Spedding

Chris Spedding

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Chris Spedding: Confessions Of a Top UK Session Guitarist

Interview by Andrew Bailey, Rolling Stone, 29 March 1973

LONDON — Chris Spedding flicked his eyes anxiously down to his wrist-watch. It was coming up to 10 PM. The three-hour session, Chris' second of ...

Spedding to a Goal

Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 25 January 1975

LIFE CAN GO speeding by as any rock and roller will tell you. When you are as good a musician as Chris Spedding, there is ...

Speeding With Spedding

Report and Interview by Jonh Ingham, Sounds, 20 September 1975

DEEP IN the bowels of Television Centre, Chris Spedding whiles away the hours in a dressing room, waiting for those few minutes on TOTP when ...

Chris Spedding: Chris Spedding (Rak)

Review by Jonh Ingham, Sounds, 17 April 1976

'AND EVERYONE goes/To see their guitar heroes' is not the kind of lyric many people would even think of, let alone commit to posterity. But ...

Parade Of The Punks

Report by Caroline Coon, Melody Maker, 2 October 1976

THE 600-STRONG line, which last Monday straggled across two blocks outside London's 100 Club in Oxford Street, waiting for the Punk Rock Festival to start, ...

Chris Spedding: This Guitar for Hire

Interview by Dave Schulps, Trouser Press, April 1977

Sessionman asserts himself ...

Blind Date with Flo & Eddie

Review by Ken Barnes, Phonograph Record, May 1977

A monthly blindfold test by those masters of Slander Rock, Mark Volman & Howard Kaylan ...

Chris Spedding: Hurt

Review by Vivien Goldman, Sounds, 1 October 1977

Chris Spedding says he's been hurt by love on this album. Don't know what else he's been hurt by, but I'm haunted by the feeling ...

Chris Spedding: Durham University, Durham

Live Review by Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, 22 October 1977

TALK ABOUT a game of two halves. This was the one where Liverpool and Man Utd battle out a midfield stalemate until the interval then ...

Have Guitar, Will Travel: Chris Spedding

Interview by Richard Grabel, New York Rocker, November 1978

CHRIS SPEDDING — the name that launched a thousand session credits. He's played guitar for everyone from John Cale to the Wombles, including Bryan Ferry, ...

The No-Frills Attack of Chris Spedding

Interview by Van Gosse, Guitar World, May 1981

Don't ask this guitar star what gauge of strings he uses. He just might punch you in the face. ...

Chris Spedding: 100 Club, London 

Live Review by Ian Gittins, The Guardian, 12 January 2015

CHRIS SPEDDING is a rare creature: both semi-legendary and utterly anonymous. One of the most prolific session musicians of all time, this virtuoso guitarist's 50-year ...


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